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Life to Eagle Workshop

posted Feb 12, 2019, 11:08 AM by Troop Webmaster

Troop 66 Scouts of rank Star and Life and their parents are invited to attend a Life to Eagle workshop on Wednesday February 20, 2019 at 7:45pm at the Matawan United Methodist Church.

Please see the flyer.

2019 Souper Bowl

posted Jan 22, 2019, 4:47 PM by Troop Webmaster

It is time for our annual soup collection for the food pantry at the Matawan United Methodist Church. It has been an annual tradition for our troop to collect soup cans to try predict the winner of the football game in February. Please see the flyer for details. Soup cans should be brought to the meeting on Jan 30, 2019.

Scout Sunday - February 17, 2019

posted Jan 18, 2019, 6:55 AM by Troop Webmaster

https://troop66matawan.page.link/ZD5a
Please join us for Scout Sunday at Matawan United Methodist Church on February 17, 2019. See flyer for details.

2019 Cake Auction and Potluck Dinner

posted Jan 16, 2019, 12:16 PM by Troop Webmaster

Please see the flyer for the annual cake auction and potluck dinner on April 10, 2019. We will again be at the VFW on Cliffwood Ave in Cliffwood.

February 2019 Cabin Camping Signup

posted Jan 15, 2019, 11:28 AM by Troop Webmaster

Sign-up is now available for the February 2019 camping trip to be held from Feb 8-10, 2019 at Ten Mile River Scout Reservation. Please visit https://troop66matawan.page.link/B4tU to view the information sheet and sign-up page.

Permission forms must be completed and returned by January 30, 2019.

Klondike 2019 sign-up now available

posted Dec 12, 2018, 7:27 PM by Troop Webmaster

Sign-up is now available for the Twin Lights Klondike Derby on January 19, 2019.

Visit http://www.troop66matawan.com/camping/2018-2019/january-2019 to view the information for the trip and request a permission form.

Monmouth Council Swimming and Lifesaving MB 2019

posted Dec 4, 2018, 5:52 PM by Troop Webmaster

See the flyer from Monmouth Council for information about the upcoming Swimming Merit Badge and Lifesaving Merit Badge courses to be held at the Freehold YMCA.

Registration is via Monmouth Council's website at https://www.monmouthbsa.org/aquaticscourses and availability is limited.

If you need either of these Merit Badges do not delay in signing up

No Meeting Nov 21, 2018

posted Nov 21, 2018, 5:33 AM by Troop Webmaster

There is no meeting tonight November 21, 2018.  Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving 🦃

December 2018 Trip Signup

posted Nov 18, 2018, 7:00 AM by Troop Webmaster

Sign-up is now available for the December 2018 trip to be held on December 15, 2018 at International Union of Operating Engineers Local #825 Training Facility in South Brunswick, NJ. 

Please visit http://www.troop66matawan.com/camping/2018-2019/december-2018 to view the information sheet and sign-up page.

Please choose a time slot (morning or afternoon) to participate in the activities at the Training Center. If you are flexible, please choose both timelsots, and we'll try to balance the attendance of the two sessions and let you know which to go.

Permission forms will take longer to be emailed to you as we try to balance the two sessions.



Permission forms must be completed and returned by December 12, 2018.

Scoutmaster Message Nov 2018

posted Nov 10, 2018, 2:17 PM by Troop Webmaster

Scoutmaster’s Message

Date: 11/10/2018

November Camping Trip

This month we will be going to Camp Citta in Barnegat, NJ. The Scouts will be working on different skills required for the Annual Klondike Derby and of course also required for advancement. This is a somewhat annual trip we like to take in November which will also include our fryfest. The adults will be cooking fried turkeys and we invite the scouts to bring different food items they would like to fry and sample. Please sign up at  http://www.troop66matawan.com/camping/2018-2019/november-2018

Food Drive

Thank you for your participation in the annual Scouting for Food program. The Troop collected over 200 items, but our coordinator Mr. Mulvey thinks we can do better. So we’ve extended the deadline. Please continue to collect those non-perishable food items and bring them to our meeting on November 14th.

Dues

The annual dues and rechartering letter has been set out and the deadline is this November 28th in preparation of our annual rechartering process with the National Boy Scouts of America. The cost is only $80 per scout and $50 for the adult leaders. This year we have also instituted a Troop 66 Code of Conduct which should also be submitted by the end of the month. Please see the troop email for more information and copies of the forms.

Happy Thanksgiving

Reminder that there is NO meeting on Wednesday, November 21st for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Leadership

I am proud to say that we have an excellent array of Scout Leaders, and Troop 66 is truly “Scout Led”.

SPL- Thomas F.

ASPL of Leadership- TJ P.

ASPL for Advancement- Patrick M.

Patrol Leaders- Ben M., Sean Palmer, Logan G., Evan D. & Dean C.

Bugler- Ryan S.

Chaplain Aide- Brendan C.

Historian- Pierce G.

Librarian- Aiden L.

OA Rep- Ryan P.

Quartermaster- Ryan S.

Scribe- Ryan K.

Troop Guides- Matt G., Eli G., Theo M., Jason F.  

Webmaster- Dean C.  

Food Drive- James O.

JASM- Kyle M.

Youth Protection Training

Beside the adult leaders of the Troop, we have always required that any male adult relative who wish to camp with Troop 66 must take the BSA Youth Protection Training (YPT). This must be done every year. In conjunction with that, we are now also encouraging all parents to also take YPT. This will give you a better understanding of the rules and policies that everyone must follow. Further, the new policy requires that all texts and emails to/from a scout, must also include another adult leader/parent. Please remember to follow this simple policy to protect both the scouts and the adults.

If you wish to take the YPT, please visit my.scouting.org

Uniform Exchange Box

Please remember that the troop now has a Uniform Exchange Box that will be put out during meetings. Scouts are welcome to take or donate any uniform shirts, uniform pants/shorts, along with Class B shirts and sweatshirts.

Eagle Scouts

Finally I would like to congratulate our two newest Troop 66 Eagle Scouts!


Adam G. on September 19th

Chris M. on October 24th


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